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Pandemonium in Bihar Assembly

Written by: Staff
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Patna, Mar 2 (UNI) The Bihar Assembly failed to transact any business in the pre-lunch session today as the Speaker had to adjourn the House following a ruckus raised by the opposion RJD members over death of a person in police firing at Gaya and joined by left parties denouncing US President George W Bush's visit to India.

RJD members, under leader of Opposition Rabri Devi, were so agitated over the issue that an offer by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to make an extempore statement failed to pacify them. They relentlessly kept on shouting anti-government slogans and waving placards.

The Opposition tried to raise the matter as the house assembled for the day, through an adjournment motion which Speaker Uday Narayan Choudhury rejected triggering strong protests from the RJD members. The house witnessed uproarious scenes for about half an hour following which Mr Choudhury adjourned the house as the order could not be restored.

When the house reassembled after a brief adjournment, RJD members refused to relent leading to adjournment till lunch period.

Meanwhile, members from left parties also trooped to the well of the house demanding that the Bihar Assembly should adopt a resolution denouncing the ongoing visit of US President George Bush.

UNI DH-BNG SP PL SHB BS1614

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